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Can you name the Monarchs of Spain?
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Nov 21st, 2008 at 10:40 GMT
The numbers are a bit strange. Why can't the Spanish count?
Nov 21st, 2008 at 11:05 GMT
The numbering started with the monarchs of Castilla and Aragón before Spain was united.
Nov 21st, 2008 at 11:51 GMT
In the spirit of the Countries of the World Quiz, I propose a Euro-American quiz with all rulers of England, France, Spain, Russia, and the US. The columns can run with different lengths for lengths of rule in order to see rulers running concurrently. MWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
Nov 21st, 2008 at 13:02 GMT
Chris is correct. Magister: Just wait for the other monarch quizzes to come out, then we can have lots more options...
Nov 21st, 2008 at 13:19 GMT
Technically 3 answers are incorrect. Monarchs only assume a regnal number when a second person of the same name rules. Therefore Louis,Joseph,Amadeo and Juan Carlos should not have I after them. Just as Elizabeth (the Virgin Queen) of England only became Elizabeth I after the present Queen acceded.
Nov 21st, 2008 at 14:55 GMT
So, can we safely assume that Franco is still dead?
Nov 21st, 2008 at 17:56 GMT
Haman Karn: Not until Chevy shows up here to tell us so. ;)
Nov 21st, 2008 at 20:04 GMT
Actually Doug, it varies by culture. While you are correct for the British style, you are incorrect in generalizing from the British example. In case of Spain, Louis, Joseph, Amadeo, and Juan Carlos are all given numerals, despite being the only one with the name to this point.
Nov 21st, 2008 at 20:45 GMT
Juana should be accepted :)
Nov 21st, 2008 at 22:00 GMT
Nice try, Daniel. I live in Spain and have never seen or heard the present king called anything but Juan Carlos, but I shall keep my eyes and ears open.Also it says "correctly named monarchs will show up", therefore entering Charles should fill in 4 spaces,their name was Charles not CharlesI,II,III or IV. Careful with the wording of questions; there are lots of pedantic buggers out here.
Nov 21st, 2008 at 23:13 GMT
Doug: Like you? ;) Seriously though, I've double checked and there appears to be substantial controversy, (at least online) about whether Juan Carlos should be given the numeral. A number of people insist that they live in Spain and that everyone calls him Juan Carlos I. In any event, if people haven't yet figured out that adding numerals to answers is a good idea, after half a dozen quizzes and the hint in the game text, then they probably aren't paying attention.
Nov 21st, 2008 at 23:15 GMT
As an addendum, the exact form of a monarch's name is often somewhat arbitrary. If you have problems with this quiz, just wait until you see the Scandinavian ones!
Nov 21st, 2008 at 23:47 GMT
I put Juan Carlos and couldn't understand the problem. It's a bit naughty to mark it as wrong but Wikipedia does list him as Juan Carlos I
Nov 22nd, 2008 at 13:44 GMT
Yeah, in retrospect I should have allowed it as an answer.
Dec 5th, 2008 at 11:25 GMT
WTF? Isabella II??? I am spanish and never heard of her. I heard of Isabel II or even, in english books, of Elizabeth II, but ISABELLA?? I have tried all options but never thought of that "italian version"...
Dec 10th, 2008 at 20:50 GMT
I`m spanish, and I´ve always heard "Juan Carlos I". When he was pronounced King, in 1975, he was officially given that name, including the numeral, as you can see here: http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKZITEcRAvo "que reinará con el nombre de Juan Carlos Primero..."
Jan 14th, 2009 at 15:15 GMT
Perhaps Ferdinand and Isabella should be counted; after all their marriage united the country.
Jan 15th, 2009 at 22:18 GMT
I live in Spain and yes, he is JUAN CARLOS I in my school with their picture of the flag and the ruling family. Also, I disagree with most of the answers, Charles in Spain was known as Carlos V, I knew the names in Spanish, didn't know about the other names. (And English is my mother tongue)
Apr 23rd, 2009 at 19:38 GMT
@fishy, if you are talking about Carlos I of Spain, he was Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire. Maybe that is the confusion?
May 14th, 2009 at 04:21 GMT
It would be nice if you could enter the ruler's Spanish names and not just the Anglicanized forms
Jul 14th, 2009 at 09:29 GMT
I agree that names should be in Spanish. Although some of them weren't Spanish when they entered the throne so their names were different at birth. But I'm ashamed I don't remember which ones (except Carlos I/V) even though I took a class called "La historia de España" not long ago.
Jul 20th, 2009 at 16:20 GMT
@Stairway - The other non-Spanish monarchs would be Philip V, who was French; Joseph, who was French/Corsican; and Amadeo I, who was Italian. (In addition, Charles III grew up in Spain, but had been living in Italy for 30 years before becoming king; Charles IV spent his childhood in Italy, but had been living in Spain for 30 years before becoming king; and Juan Carlos lived in Italy until he was ten). All of the Spanish names really ought to be acceptable, especially "Juana," which is how she's normally called, but also "Fernando" for the Ferdinands.
Dec 12th, 2009 at 20:42 GMT
opk, we, Spaniards took the Castilian numbering. That's why most aren't the first (Isabella II, Charles II, Ferdinand VI, etc), when they were the first of Spain as an unified country. So, you fail. Oh, and Joanna wasn't a member of the Habsburg dinasty, she's technically a Trastámara.
Mar 15th, 2010 at 17:43 GMT
Please, please, please!!! Allow the Spanish names of the Spanish Kings and Queens!!! I'm Spanish too and I don't know who that Isabella is. And she was born in Spain, her name was always Isabel.
Mar 17th, 2010 at 02:12 GMT
Yes, these names are too confusing.
Apr 14th, 2010 at 16:36 GMT
I only got Charles II because AHHH HE'S SO SCARY!!!!
Apr 18th, 2010 at 05:54 GMT
I agree that the names should be accepted with their Spanish versions, especially Juana and Isabel (and for the Anglicized versions, Phillip should also be counted; until I accidentally typed it wrong, I would never have guessed that people spell it with one 'l'). Isabel I and Fernando her husband should also be counted, methinks...
Aug 27th, 2010 at 03:12 GMT
You should accept Joseph Bonaparte.
Dec 20th, 2010 at 00:07 GMT
You should put down Ferdinand and Isabella because their marriage united Spain
Jan 15th, 2011 at 15:01 GMT
Could you accept Fernando for Ferdinand? I realize it sounds pedantic but you are accepting Carlos, Luis, and Felipe.
Feb 27th, 2011 at 00:48 GMT
shocked to see that i typed in philip i in got nothing so i left him only to c a philip ii - v cheeky and same with ferdinand 6th to 8th didnt do alfonso myself but same thing
Jun 18th, 2011 at 04:01 GMT
Why did you accept Spanish and English forms for most kings - Carlos as Charles, Luis as Louis (etc.) - but not Amadeus (anglicized form of Amadeo) for Amadeo?
Jul 13th, 2011 at 17:24 GMT
Why isn't there a Philip I?
Aug 16th, 2011 at 00:22 GMT
I have heard of Isabella II...
Jan 11th, 2012 at 16:37 GMT
Joseph I ¿? WTF jajaja He was not King of Spain, he was a temporarily imposed puppet of the French invaders... The spanish, with Wellington's aid, forced him away. He "tried" to steal the spanish crown jewels and some spanish paintings and he was running away home through the pirinees...
Mar 6th, 2013 at 18:41 GMT
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